Orange County Branch Newsletter

July 2015

Golf Tournament

2015 Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament – Another great year!

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

With almost 100 players (95 to be exact), we had a great turnout for the 2015 Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament held this past June 19th at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Volunteers from ASCE OC-Branch, ASCE OC-Younger Member Forum (YMF), and ASCE Student Chapters (UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach and CSU Fullerton) were on hand to welcome all the players from local civil engineering firms, public agencies, and product/service vendors.  This year, all players received an exclusive ASCE – Orange County golf towel and shoe bag.

2015 ASCE OC Golf Tourney – ASCE OC setting up Registration


Every player was encouraged to have some breakfast before heading out to the course. Breakfast sandwiches, orange juice, and coffee were provided courtesy of our breakfast sponsor JL Patterson.

Once the rules and scramble play format were announced by Oak Creek, all the players rode their carts to their designated tees to kick off the tournament. Once again this year we had some great booth sponsors providing “support” to all players. C-Below’s booth provided a margarita station, along with the festive piñatas! Aerotek and WestPac Wealth Partners also provided goodies and cigars, respectively! Photos of each team (including “goofy” photos) were provided courtesy of Elizabeth Ruedas (CNC Engineering).

2015 ASCE OC Golf Tourney – Players ready to head out to the course
Upon returning to at the Oak Creek Clubhouse, players were enjoyed a buffet lunch banquet and bough last-minute raffle tickets. The luncheon featured some closing remarks from Steven King, Vice-President of ASCE OC Branch in addition to an announcement thanking all of the Annual and Golf Tournament Sponsors that helped make the event a successful one. The banquet also featured raffle prizes that were awarded to the lucky winners which included new golf equipment, free rounds of golf at Oak Creek Golf Club, a gift certificate to Pelican Hill Golf Resort, wine from San Antonio Winery, an Amazon Kindle Fire, AMC Movie Passes, restaurant and retail gift cards, amongst other prizes.
CLICK HERE for more photos of all the teams on our Google Photo! 
Players competed for best scores in both Gross and Net categories. This year’s winning teams were:
1st Place (Gross) – Team 15B (American Geotechnical): Michael Dunbar, Andy Komar, Dennis Cafferty, and John Kennedy
1st Place (Net) – Team 10A (Western Ground Improvement): Aaron Bishop, Greg Mitchell, Jonathan Magee, and Dave Hamilton
2nd Place: Michael Baker International (Brian Anderson, Chad Harden, Steven Nguyen, Adrian Anderson)
3rd Place: Thompson Pipe Group (Branimir Kovac, Russel Tripp, Kent Allen, Gary Yagada)
“Closest to the Pin” Hole #3 Winner – Mike Robinson (3’-1”)
“Closest to the Pin” Hole #7 Winner – Joseph Caldwell (20’-2”)
“Closest to the Pin” Hole #11 Winner – Sherry Weinmeier (5’-4”)
“Closest to the Pin” Hole #17 Winner – Dai Vu (14’-6”)
“Straightest Drive” Hole #13 Winnder – Mike Sudbeck
ASCE OC would like to extend their gratitude to all of the golf tournament sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor: Thompson Pipe Group. Also, many thanks to our Annual, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Booth, Breakfast, and Tee Sponsors (see Sponsorship Poster below).  Finally, a special thank you goes out to all the volunteers that allowed the event to run smoothly.
(Left to Right: Remi Candaele, Jamieson Gorospe, Brenda Elias, Chloe Gharios, Danny Mejia, Roman Ramos, Daniel Macias, Deysi Alvarado, Gabreelle Gonzalez, Penny Lew, Josue Vaglienty, and Elizabeth Ruedas)

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